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Northern Illinois Huskies vs Washington Huskies Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Huskies of Northern Illinois hit the hard court against the Huskies of Washington.
The Huskies bring a 7-4 record (5-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-8 Huskies, who are 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington go 4-2 so far and the Huskies go 1-6.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Washington Huskies as 18-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 261-rated Northern Illinois taking on the No. 119-rated Huskies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-58 win for the Huskies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the nation's No. 79-rated offensive output, at 72.9 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 152 allowing on average 64.9 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 38% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Illinois owns the country's No. 197-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 192 in scoring at home.
Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 75-48 result against Seattle on December 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Northern Illinois was run off the court by the Redhawks on Wednesday as Seattle routed them 75-48 at KeyArena.
Washington was a 75-62 winner in its last match at home against Cal Poly. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. C.J. Wilcox scored 21 points leading the Huskies to a 75-62 victory over Cal Poly at Alaska Airlines Arena on Thursday.
Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Massachusetts are 0-1
After playing Seattle are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Connecticut are 3-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Huskies at Huskies trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northern Illinois home to Massachusetts, Saturday, December 29
Washington at Connecticut, Saturday, December 29